There are people, Democrat and Republican alike, who believe “the system” does make sense, and is fundamentally good. They also believe it is sustainable; the only problem is sin. Democrats and Republicans differ only on what the sins happen to be.
For Democrats, the sins are . . .
- Racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia
- Being a Republican
For Republicans, the sins are . . .
- Wanting higher taxes and more regulations
- Defending people who don’t fit into the mold of the “traditional family”
- Being a Democrat
Democrats (ignorantly) believe that Republicans supported an “unfettered free market” where, they think, businesses a) think it’s good business to kill their customers and employees and b) will get away with it. Republicans believe Democrats want to undermine the foundations of Western Civilizations and of American society. Democrats say the Republicans want a Police State with the Patriot Act as proof; Republicans say Democrats want a Leviathan state, with Obamacare’s “individual mandate” as proof.
And yet, both have a fundamental faith in The System, especially if the “right people” win elections.